Eid-Ul-Fitr means the Festival of Breaking Fast. It is one of the most important festivals for Muslims. The celebration marks the end of the holy month of fasting, which is known as Ramadan and is celebrated for consecutive three days from the first day of Shawwal, which is the 10th month of the Islamic Calendar. The end of Ramadan is determined by the sighting of the new moon locally or in Saudi Arabia.
Muslims across the world spend the month of Ramadan undertaking fasts between the hours of sunset and sunrise; reciting the Quran and doing as much Dhikr as possible. The holiest night of the year, Layla-tul-Qadr is believed to have occurred during the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan (21, 23, 25, 27, 29) and is the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Therefore, many Muslims regard the last 10 days of Ramadan as particularly blessed days/nights for worship and asking for forgiveness of their sins.
In fact, the whole month of Ramadan, is a time where Muslims are encouraged to devote more time in following the Islamic practices such as giving charity, praying 5 times a day and refraining from committing any bad deeds as the gates of Paradise are opened and the Shaytan and gates of Hell are locked away.
After a month of spiritual worship, dedication and sacrifice, Muslims join their family, friends and community to celebrate and enjoy the feasts provided by Allah.
How is Eid-ul-Fitr celebrated?
In the morning, Muslims perform "Ghusl" after the morning prayer (Fajr) and begin preparing for the day by wearing new clothes. Families then make their way to perform the Eid prayer and listen to the Khutba (sermon) either in open grounds or the local mosque. Muslims must give charity to the needy before commencing the Eid prayers, this is called Sadka-ul-Fitr or Fitrana and enables the poor and needy to participate in Eid festivities.
Fasting on this day is forbidden.
Traditionally, Eid-ul-fitr is the Eid in which "Eidi" is given to one another which can be in the form of gifts or money. People tend to greet one another saying "Eid Mubarak" which means "have a blessed Eid" and spend majority of the day in the company of friends and family, while eating delicious foods.
On behalf of the CC team, we would like to wish all the members of IF a very happy Eid Mubarak!
Edited by Yuvika_15 - 1 months ago
To celebrate the auspicious occasion of Eid, us Crazy Creatives have an exciting new contest for y'all!
The guidelines for this are pretty simple so let's check them out:
- You have to c r e a t e your own Eid menu.
- This includes a starter/appetizer, main course, a dessert and a drink.
- You may use pictures/collages/signatures; make your presentation as beautiful as possible!
- Share the recipe for any ONE dish from your menu (preferably a family recipe)
- The best and most interesting recipes will be crowned as the Eid Maven of IF!
- Please PM your entries to ContestEntries by 3rd June 2020 23:59 IST
R u l e s :
- All meal plans should be original (not readily copied from any websites).
- None of the pics/collages used should have any member's copyright or else that entry will be disqualified (This means that generic images from google are allowed but if you make your own collage, you cannot put your copyright on it).
- If you're using generic images from Google, please ensure the pictures are all the same sizes.
Pretty simple right?
Well what are we waiting for then, let get cooking!
We're looking forward to some DELICIOUS, mouth-watering servings and we expect not to be disappointed. Come on then, chop chop!
But before you sign off, Eid Mubarak to you and your families.
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